I have to admit, this is a pretty good commercial. But will it actually change anyone’s mind when it comes to purchasing an iPhone or an iPad?

Will people walk into the Apple store, start playing with all of the products and then think, “You know what, that Motorola commercial had a point… I’m outta here!”

Highly doubtful, but nice try anyway, Motorola…

For those of you who can remember that far back, Apple was once the underdog in the industry, and they felt the same way about IBM as Motorola now feels about Apple.

It was 27 years ago that Apple launched its unforgettable Super Bowl Sunday attack ad against IBM — the dominant company in the computer industry at the time. You’d need a knife to cut through all the irony.

What do you think about Motorola’s attempt? I actually think it’s quite good; it builds up a lot of tense feelings, and pulls at your nostalgia strings a bit.

I like Moto, and I’m glad they made a good comeback over the past few years. Still, I don’t think anyone will really care enough to make a difference at this point.

What do you think?

[Engadget]

  • ash

    The advert cannot be real, it looks like a mock-up or a home made spoof. The graphics are very substandard.

  • Lucas K.

    Meh. Just trying to play down the competition that you “don’t have choices”. You don’t need choices when the product you put out is already amazing as it is and is only improving. 🙂 Just my $.02

  • CLO

    Show me the device, Moto. Otherwise, this is a bathroom break.

    • Lucas K.

      I think they’re advertising the Motorola Xoom as those are the specs for it and then the logo for it is on the bottom left on the last bit there.

  • Meh. The commercial looks pretty terrible to me. They do have a point though, however I’ve already decided that my next phone will not be an iPhone. It’s just a matter of waiting until the right other-device comes out. Probably Android. Waiting on a decent form factor.

    • mykl dean

      I’ve had a Motorola Defy for about a month now. Check the Defy, it’ll get android 2.2 in the U.S. soon. It’s great to not have to worry about it getting a little wet etc.

  • Twited21

    Will the xoom be coming to the uk

    If it dose I’m seriously tempted to give up my apple life

  • Edson P

    I don’t think anybody can be greater than apple and Iphone is…
    but if then get success whit that, i’ll buy this device 🙂

  • Pedant

    Orwell would love it. In 1984, they make a point of introducing “Newspeak” where you change words to mean something else. Motorola clearly understand this and release this beautiful piece of propaganda which clearly has to redefine “choice” to get its message across.

    Apple have never prevented you from “choice”. If you want another phone, feel free.

    • brent

      This is what confused me. Since when was iPhone the only smartphone choice?

  • Mcsteven

    The next gen specs are already better than what they were advertising so… Idk if they’ll have anything to compete with the new iPhone for a while. It’s funny, every year android comes out with something that looks good on paper but still isn’t that much better than the iPhone, then iPhone comes out with a new phone to blow android out of the waters. Hilarious.

    • dark_judges

      I very much agree.

    • mykl dean

      Android is for the first time (ever in the actual history of the world) out-selling the ios on the iphone. Please look up the history of the Android software. Android on a handfull of different competing hardware manufactures phones, is also for the first time ever: in real contention with what Apples ios and iphone do. There is actually for the first time in human history real competition to what apple did with the iphone. We must congratulate Apple without being blind to the competition.

  • Z

    That’s the year when I was born

  • AppleBits

    Lame. Seriously? There are so many choices out there now (of copy-cat iPhones), I’m completely happy with my actual iPhone, and have zero plans to “change” or try anything else.

  • nutsjob

    Must say. What android beats the iPhone 4 32GB ??? If I’m not mistaken, didn’t they consider the iPhone 4 the best phone in the world? Who has accomplished that yet? Besides moto and android can go suck on their thumbs and copy the ideas from iPhone. Just like how they copied the FaceTime .. Yes I know it was out before apple did it but the key word is “market” once you have a ground than you can create something big. Wichita is what apple did . Android with 4g ? How many cities again? Oh wait I can count them with my toes !!! 5mp camera bac nd 2pm front? Who knows what the iPhone 5 will have. These suckers need to learn when and how to sell their products. That’s why apple is always ahead!! And to all you guys trash about apple, it’s ok …. We love haters and see their input on iPhone blogs !!! Lmao !!! 2faced..

  • Lucky

    Recently, Motorola has launched new mobile. Special feature of this mobile is they have added laptop/ computer mode. Using this feature you dont only operate your mobile but can make changes on your mobile way you want. you can use your mobile internet on your computer as well w/o any problem. Processor of this mobile is so fast that it allows multitasking and runs many applications in background as well. even after this, on screen application runs very smoothly( which even iphone4 doesnt. try running Gun bros in background and camera plus or mobile map for india on screen). Best part is you can transferring files is as easy as you transfer your file from one folder to another on computer. 5mg camera with auto stabilizer and flash improves photo shooting performance.

    Proof it is better than iphone is : Its chosen as No.1 gadget on Gadget Guru this week leaving iphone way too behind.

  • luis

    i hate that apple ad

  • nutsjob

    @Lucky

    who cares about that crap ? Gun Bros ? get a console if you care about games… maps for India ?? no offense but we r in america !!! how many ppl have that phone ? nothing compared to the iphone.. you have to remember .. people don’t really go by performance in details… unlike some of us (Geek world) people like the simplicity… who was nominate man of the DECADE ???? thats right steve jobs… pricks we all say but he had to do what needed to be done… nobody has ever been in his shoes and will never be like him.. not even tim cook !!! and on another not …. gadget guru ?? not everybody knows gadget guru or iphonedownloadblog.. so you cant go by what they say… WSJ is the real deal.. do you know who they are ? my fuckin 50 year old man had a motorola for his construction buisness and switched out of that shyt.. try to find the wifi settings on it.. its like having a mental break down… on the other hand on iphone or ipod touch its so fuckin easy .. why?? cuz 9.99 out of 10 had an ipod or owns an ipod .. and its the same for all … how many versions of android r out there ? for what??? why make shyt complicated ?? .5 mg camera ? you mean 5mp (megapixle) camera ? The NY senator does his conference meetings with a fuckin ipad !!!!! fuckin androids need anti virus on their fones ?? are you kiddin me ?? might as well walk around with a pc on your hands … FYI No company has the real 4G .. they are all fake 4G … so dont tell me that 4G bullshyt either.. Processor of this mobile is so fast that it allows multitasking and runs many applications in background as well. even after this, on screen application runs very smoothly( which even iphone4 doesnt. try running Gun bros in background and camera plus or mobile map for india on screen). ” do you even know the specs??? ive never closed my apps from background and never slowed me down either… so WTF are you talking about? wait let me guess… you just tried the iphone 3g or the first gen.. no wonder why you make these assumptions… if your a moto guy than why are you here ?? are you jealous of us cuz our iphone blogs not only are better lookin then moto blogs but we have so much fun talking about your ugly ass moto phones ? ill use the moto phone to wipe my ass only when toilet paper run out .. even still you have to pay me to wipe my ass with it…

  • seven

    Basically i wonder what will the next android of the future have that iphone don’t ?..and to be so big that will convince a lot of people to switch from iphone to the android???

  • Jason masters

    I love old commercials if it weren’t for YouTube they’d be lost forever!

  • Alf

    Ha ha fair play to motorola! I have an iPhone 4 and I love it! But Apple are control freaks and ruin it! It could be the best phone in the world, but simple things ruin it, like not able to create a new photo album and cut and pastes photo into certain folders on ur phone without having to f*cking sync a folder on ur pc! This ad will only help us iPhone users in the long run as apple will have to remove their shackles from this phone in the future!

  • Alf

    Ha ha fair play to motorola! I have an iPhone 4 and I love it! But Apple are control freaks and ruin it! It could be the best phone in the world, but simple things ruin it, like not able to create a new photo album and cut and pastes photo into certain folders on ur phone without having to sync a folder on ur pc! This ad will only help us iPhone users in the long run as apple will have to remove their shackles from this phone in the future!

  • nicebutwise

    nutsjob, cool story bro.

    • nutsjob

      Lol I just went off crazy… My feelings took over. But thanx.